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Modern Mentoring by Randy Emelo

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9

What’s in It for Me?

After examining the various aspects of modern mentoring, we now come to the quintessential moment when you ask yourself: “What’s in it for me?”

I was reminded of a striking what’s in it for me (WIIFM) moment in my life during a recent family gathering. Most of the older men on my father’s side of the family worked at least a portion of their careers—if not their entire careers—in mining, manufacturing, or a similar industry. As a result, seemingly everyone on this side of the family lives with the unfortunate reality of being hard of hearing.

While my career path was different, I was not immune to a noisy work environment. During my service in the navy, there was no shortage of noise that could damage one’s eardrums. Ships ...

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